Originally Posted by iDeaL7
EDIT: You could buy a 2CPU Mo/Bo for around $550 from EVGA Classified and run two 990x if you wanted.
You cant run two 990x processors on a two socket board. You need server procs, which are more expensive than 990x's (if youre looking at getting better performance)
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360
I didn't know we were Overclock.net the pursuit of money saving. I thought we were Overclock.net the pursuit of performance. Don't have time to do the $1500 build but heres the $4500 build.
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2630 x2
Mobo: ASUS Z9PE-D16
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB x4
PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 x2
Graphics: EVGA GTX 680 x3
Case: Caselabs Magnum T10
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Grand Total: $4426
All parts were from Newegg except the Caslabs case of course.
Its not the pursuit of money wasting either.
Who spends almost 5 grand on a rig and only uses air cooling? Im not understanding why he should get two 2.3 Ghz (locked) 6 cores for 1240, when he could get one 3960X for 999 and possibly get it up to 5 Ghz (under a custom water loop). Not to mention the two cpu board is $500 and ugly as all hell. Who wants to show off a mobo with a green PCB and white and blue ram slots? Not to mention the rotting salmon colored fans on the noctua coolers
. Really takes away from the sexiness factor of a caselabs. Also, OP didnt mention anything about rendering or the like, so I dont see how he would benefit from all those threads. In other news, skip the dual PSUs, he wouldnt need those, MAYBE a 1250, but those 680s dont use much if I remember right.
CPU - 3960X - 1000
MOBO - Asus ROG 350+
RAM - whatever works 200+
Graphics - two or 3 680s/7970s 1500+
SSD - (you could raid some too if you want) Samsung 830/Crucial M4 140+
HDD - whatever works - 100+
Case - Caselabs are awesome, but too big for my taste. 400
PSU - seasonic 1250 gold/AX1200 (if you even need that much) 250+
Custom water loop!!! 500+
A smokin sexy computer - priceless
3500-4000, not to mention if you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, speakers, shipping etc
Either way youre getting a bomb sexy computer, I would just rather have you not spend money on things that wont help you out. Also, make something you want to show off, youre spending 4500, might as well make it something thats easy on the eyes.